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Best RV Resources Part Four

As Published In Airstream Live Riveted
Best RV Resources Part Four

Today concludes our favorite organizer-and-Airstreamer Ramona Creel’s four-part series on useful tools, services, and handy informational websites for RV travelers! Check out Ramona’s top picks below for a few of her favorite resources to help you find the fun along your route.

How do you find local entertainment on the road?

Full-timing creates endless opportunities for experiencing the local culture — but only if you can find it! Don’t just rely on billboard, radio ads, and newspaper notifications to find the fun. (Not when you can search the really cool, funky, obscure stuff out on the interwebz before you ever land in town!)

What about general “things to do” calendars?

Do you recommend any broad-stroke travel guides?

How do you get off the beaten path?

  • Amusing Planet — points you toward attractions designed to make you smile
  • Atlas Obscura — massive online compendium of the world’s wonders and curiosities
  • Jim’s Big Things — oversized animals, giant food items, gargantuan furniture, and mammoth sculpture
  • Roadside America — definitive guide to weird off-the-beaten-path roadside attractions
  • Roadside Architecture — old gas stations, soda fountains, kiddie amusements, and things retro-kitsch
  • Road Trip America — locate all the really super cool things to do on your next road trip
  • Roadtrippers — maps built for travelers (filled with attractions, natural wonders, and weird stuff)

Any resources for supporting local businesses?

  • Coffee Seeker — find a hip, cool coffee shop where you can get a good cup of locally brewed joe
  • Community Supported Agriculture — work for a share of the crop or purchase a an annual share
  • Eat Well Guide — find locally run farmer’s markets, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
  • Farmers Market Search — search for farmers markets in your area by city, state, or county
  • Local Harvest — find farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food
  • Pick Your Own — the freshest produce comes straight out of the ground, so find a local u-pick
  • Vinyl Hunt — independent music stores where you can still buy vinyl and CDs

Where do you go for travel discounts?

  • CityPass — discounted admission to local sights and restaurants (available for most major cities)
  • Destination Coupons — printable coupons for cities around the world
  • Eat Drink Deals — tons of discount dining information (coupons, special savings, happy hours)
  • Entertainment — choose between print coupon books and an online app-based membership
  • Free Birthday Meals — cheap (and what’s even better, but free) ways to celebrate
  • Goldstar — free to join, get half-price tickets to concerts, performances, and other live events
  • I-Dine — earn up to 15% cashback every time you eat at a participating restaurant
  • Kids Meals Deals — the cheaper way to feed your little ones
  • Restaurant — buy discounted dining certificates for your favorite restaurants, eat for up to 50% off
  • Smart Destinations — hundreds of America’s top attractions, thousands of dollars in savings
  • Yippit — view all the “daily deal” websites for a city with one click

Thank you, Ramona for sharing all your top resources with us! We hope these links come in handy on your next adventure! And if you need Ramona’s help organizing your next travel itinerary, contact her!

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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and RamonaCreel.com.

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